[openstack-dev] [Glance] Glare and future of artifacts in OpenStack.

Monty Taylor mordred at inaugust.com
Fri Apr 22 16:35:48 UTC 2016

On 04/22/2016 10:10 AM, Jay Pipes wrote:

> 3) On Slide 9, you have this in "future work (in Newton)":
> "Tasks (asynchronous workflows) support."
> Please, please, please NO.
> There is absolutely no reason to couple a service that operates on
> artifacts in an asynchronous fashion with a service that provides
> metadata about those artifacts.
> It was a mistake to do this in Glance and it would be a mistake to do
> this in Glare. If you really want some async task processing function,
> create a totally separate service that does that. Don't put it in Glare.


The public task interface in glance is one of the worst user experiences 
in all of OpenStack. Luckily with the new image upload work we're moving 
to a place where tasks can go into a dark hole where they belong.

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